Supporters of former President Goodluck Jonathan, under the aegis of the Youths Network for Nigeria Union, Tuesday gave the former President, a seven day ultimatum within which to join the All Progressives Congress and declare a bid for the 2023 Presidency or be prepared to have his private office picketed by its over 20,000 members.

The group gave the ultimatum at a rally held in Suleja, Niger State, on Wednesday. It said the ultimatum would take effect a day after the Sallah holidays. Members of the group threatened to occupy Jonathan’s office should he fail to accede to their demand.

Chairman of the group, Ibrahim Saiki who spoke to journalists after the event said, “You may recall that on Friday, 22nd April, 2023, we led over 7,500 members of our Network to ‘a private meeting’ with former President Goodluck Jonathan, urging him to contest the 2023 presidential election.

“While responding to our plea, former President Jonathan urged the youths of Nigeria to get more involved in politics and asked us to “watch out” his next move.

“Since then, the media space has been awash with reactions to ex-President Jonathan’s comments, with several persons giving different interpretations. To us in YNNU, what Nigeria needs at this period of our national life is a unifier. That unifier is President Goodluck Ebele Jonathan.

“To this end, we have been mandated to, most respectfully, urge President Goodluck Jonathan to immediately progress to pick a membership form of the All-Progressives Congress, APC, from his ward in Otuoke, Bayelsa State, within seven days after Ramadan.”



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